Holiday food ideas and recipes for Kelly, Hendry and family
- Italian Calzone
- Thai Fish Cakes
- Japanese Katsu curry and rice
Get those flip flops on jet setters and let us go on a tasty adventure.
First, stop Thailand for an aromatic feast of THAI FISHCAKES. These savoury cakes are to die for and you won’t want to leave this flavour heaven.
But alas you must pack your cases and let us go to Japan to sample JAPANESE KATSU CURRY. To fork or not to fork now that is the question. Whether you choose to use fork or chopsticks or even your fingers, you will not be able to resist this tasty Japanese sweet curry with rice that will absorb the thick curry sauce. It will really make you drool for more!
Next stop on this adventure is the streets of Italy for this popular street food CALZONE. This is pizza wrapped in its own edible packet. Imagine your favourite pizza toppings. Choose them and stuff them in. Enough meat! This one will be a veggie version with the really meaty texture of shiitake mushrooms and the oozing goodness of mozzarella. You really won’t miss the meat one bit.
Now, where would you like to go next? If you can dream it, you can achieve it and taste it. The world is your oyster! And what is even better (and more frugal) is that you can actually find the recipes and make the foods yourself!
Here are other recipes and photos shared on Shop Smart Save Money
Meal ideas for fussy eaters including the popular crispy frittata tray bake
Clean your cupboards and make amazing foods
1/2 tsp Cayenne
3 tbsp grated Parmesan
115g shitake mushrooms, sliced
1 red onion, sliced
1tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 tbsp sugar
500g bread flour
2 tsp salt
3 tbsp olive oil
300 ml of warm water
4 tbsp passata
Make pizza dough by mixing together flour, salt, yeast and sugar in a large mixing bowl.
Make a well in the centre and pour most of the water in. Hold a little back in case it is not needed.
Mix ingredients together to form a soft but. Not sticky dough. Knead well and cover the dough in the bowl with cling film or a clean, damp, towel.
Leave to rise until double in size.
While the dough is rising, prepare ingredients for the filling:
Chop mushrooms, slice the red onion.
Sauté onions in olive oil until caramelised. Add balsamic vinegar and shiitake mushrooms until softened
Add 4tbsp passata and season with salt and pepper. Remove from heat.
Slice the mozzarella
Retrieve the dough and knock back the air out of it. Knead gently and divide into five equal pieces.
Roll each piece into a thin circle on a lightly floured surface.
Spoon the mushroom and onion filling onto half of each circle. Leave one cm border around the circle. Add cheeses and fresh basil to each.
Damp the edge around the circle with some water. Fold the empty half over the filling and pinch the edge closed.
Brush with beaten egg and pierce the tops to allow hot air and moisture to escape.
Sprinkle with freshly grated Parmesan, remove to a baking tray that has been sprinkled with cornmeal.
Bake for 10 to 15 minutes until golden brown
Cool for 10 minutes before serving
Thai fish cake with cucumber and lemon garnish and sweet chilli dip
200g skinless boneless white fish
200g skinless boneless salmon
25g red curry paste
1 red chilli
1 thumb size piece of ginger
4 cloves garlic
1 tablespoon fish sauce
2 Spring onions
For the garnish
1 bottle sweet chilli dip
Peel ginger. Chop pepper. Peel garlic. Add to food processor and blitz.
Cut spring onions and set aside.
To the food processor, add all other ingredients and blitz to get a fish paste.
Season then put in a large bowl.
Add the chopped spring onions and combine by hand.
Divide into balls and shape in the palm. Fry lightly on both sides until crispy and golden brown.
Serve with a garnish of cucumber and lemons/limes along with sweet chilli dip.
Chicken katsu curry with rice
3 chicken breasts
1 onion, finely chopped
1 thumb sized piece of ginger, peeled and chopped
2 cloves garlic
1 chopped chilli
2 tsp medium curry powder
1 tsp garam masala
1 tsp turmeric
2 tsp soy sauce
1 chicken stock cube
500ml hot water
2 tsp honey
Sunflower oil for frying
Place chopped onions in hot oil and sauté along with garlic and ginger.
Continue to soften and then add curry powder, garam masala, turmeric and flour. Stir to form a paste.
Add the stock cube to hot water in a measuring jug.
Start adding the chicken stock a little at a time until all has been used up.
Add chopped chilli, honey and soy sauce.
Simmer gently for 5 minutes.
Remove from heat and blitz
For the chicken
Place chicken breast pieces between two pieces of cling film and bash to flatten with a rolling pin.
Season the chicken with salt and pepper
Prepare one plate with flour, one with beaten eggs, and one with breadcrumbs
Coat breast pieces in flour, then beaten eggs and then breadcrumbs,
Fry each piece in oil until golden on the outside and any juices run clear.
Slice chicken into strips before serving
Cook two cups rice in 4 cups salted water. Allow simmering covered once it starts to boil. Do not stir.
Remove from heat once all the water has evaporated
Grocery shopping list for the family’s holiday food ideas and recipes
3 chicken breasts
200 g white fish
200 g salmon
2 red chillies
2 spring onion
10 cm ginger
115 g shiitake mushrooms
1 red onion
2 white onion
1 head garlic
1 jar of red curry paste
1 bottle of fish sauce
4 large eggs
1 chicken stock cube
1 bottle sweet chilli sauce
1 bottle balsamic vinegar
500g bread flour
1 sachet yeast
1 bottle of soy sauce
Chicken stock cube
So what do you fancy eating then? You now have at least three new recipes to try out. Which is your favourite?
We are linking with Katy Kicker who shares amazing meal planning tips and inspiration each week and so we will prepare these three dishes along with these four others for dinners as great holiday food ideas and recipes in the coming week:
Jamaican Ackee and saltfish with fried dumplings
Jamaican Jerk Chicken
Home-made Pizza and chips with coleslaw
Chicken and Egg fried rice (using up the leftover rice from the katsu curry dinner)
Don’t forget to check out our post on the nine amazing ways that meal planning has saved us money. And do remember to check your cupboards and fridge to see what you have before you go out shopping for groceries. See the meals we suggested for Caroline and her family in the previous episode. We used up a lot of what she already had at home, cutting down on the need to spend much money.
We hope you like these holiday food ideas and recipes that will bring back the feels for your last holiday and have you drooling for the next one.
Also linking with Anna Nuttall and other bloggers in this week’s linky.